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Today 01:51 PM
nunattax
bottom rad hose

im using a flexible hose.i was concerned about this,i think correct length is v important.i will measure in the morning.i have a spare one on standby.i had the hose training for about two months with a large strong tie wrap bending it into a u shape.when i offered it up it was nearly the correct shape.i also got high quality clamps that wouldnt cut into the hose and lubed the threads before i started,along with a diluted washing up mix to lube the hoses.the clamps had a head on the adjuster so i could tighten with a 1/4 inch drive socket.i was afraid of bending the outlet and inlet on the rad.in the end they went on without any trouble.
Today 10:25 AM
matts37chev what is everyone using for a lower radiator hose?
i just put a new one on, its the same as was on the car when i got it, but it is just not right.
its one of those flexible universal rubber things from napa, but its kinda kinking because the bends are so tight.
Today 05:17 AM
John long I don't dislike it the way it is but lowering the rear just enough to center the wheel in the opening would be perfect.

Go for it

John
Today 03:25 AM
123pugsy Take the rear down a bit for a better look. Just my 2 cents.

It's amazing how some new rims change the look of a car so dramatically.
Today 01:01 AM
nunattax looks good either way but id prefer the old wheels
Yesterday 08:16 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I don't know....it looks good to me with a little rake...
i agree about the rake, but i also want to cover the rear tires a little more.
tough decision
i have already raised the front a little since i bought it
Yesterday 08:02 PM
Too Many Projects I don't know....it looks good to me with a little rake...
Yesterday 07:34 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Hey can you take a side view pic of the whole car with the new wheels on it? I would like to see a before and after comparison.



Next I need to lower the rear a little.
05-26-2015 07:37 PM
Too Many Projects Looks like an early Lokar.

I bought one similar in black for the '38 but haven't installed it.
05-26-2015 07:23 PM
matts37chev I have no idea what brand it is.
Seems to be pretty good.
It's chrome steel.
I even pulled back the carpet a little

05-26-2015 07:03 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
matt any chance of a better photo of your throttle pedal assembly.where did u purchase the rev counter .how cheap is cheap
This pedal is out of a mid 80's S10. I have a Lokar cable to the carb.

05-26-2015 06:34 PM
matts37chev My 38 needed lots of work when I bought it.
(And it still does, but I have been chipping away at it)
But one of the things that kinda bothered me was that the oil and water gauges didn't work.
It kinda made me wonder why, I would sometimes think, "was somebody possibly hiding something"
So as part of the process of trying to chase down the problem with all the gauges, I decided to just start from scratch.
So i ordered new sending units for the oil and water.
Today I installed the new oil sending unit, and what do ya know, the gauge works now.
It popped right up to 60 psi when I started it.
That was a good feeling.
But now for the drum roll on what the oil pressure will be next time I drive it, and get it hood and warm.
05-26-2015 05:21 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
thanks matt.

this morning i started working on the steering wheel resto.cut up a bracket to hold the wheel while im working on it.got it welded up.

the steering column is in primer now.tidied it up a little and put a rubber gromet in the hole where the horn wire comes out and thinking of a grease nipple where the bearing is in the bottom of the column.

my upholsterer is gone on a weeks holidays and will commence the seat next week.got some black vinyl last week and some foam.

gauges arrived back from the states yesterday after a rebuild.off to collect them .the panel with the cutouts was the solid panel till i cut it.over n out
I like the work bench steering column.
Could come in handy for holding other things also, when you are done with the wheel.
05-26-2015 05:12 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
matt any chance of a better photo of your throttle pedal assembly.where did u purchase the rev counter .how cheap is cheap
I bought the tach at the local parts store, but here is the same one for less than I paid
I had to cut and reweld a new tab on the mounting bracket, to put it where I did.
The throttle pedal was in the car when I got it.
I will see if i have a better pic, I don't know what brand it is.
05-26-2015 12:21 AM
nunattax
throttle pedal

matt any chance of a better photo of your throttle pedal assembly.where did u purchase the rev counter .how cheap is cheap
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